| Jul 10, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Comcast Corp.has struck a deal to sell its minority stake in A&E Television Networks, whose holdings include cable channels A&E, History and Lifetime, for $3 billion.
While the sale was expected, the price tag was higher than Comcast thought its holdings...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Warner Bros. will need a new hero to invigorate its DC Comics brand on the big screen, now that director Christopher Nolan’s successful Batman trilogy comes to an end with next week's "The Dark Knight Rises."
Home to such superheroes as Superman,...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 7:38 AM
The lobbies of most Hollywood offices are decorated with movie posters and Academy Awards.
But on the sixth floor of a building on Warner Bros.' Burbank lot, the lobby is decorated with patents — 24 of them, for things such as "a method and...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Walt Disney Co. will take a $50 million write-down in the current fiscal quarter for a stop-motion animation project it canceled in August.
The untitled movie was to be directed by Henry Selick, the well respected filmmaker behind "Coraline" and "The...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 10:07 AM
At this year's Comic-Con International, Warner Bros. set up a VIP-only tent so packed with luxury that some of those allowed in said it reminded them more of the Cannes Film Festival than the annual gathering of geek fans.
There was little indication...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Continuing to add more Hollywood talent to its executive ranks, Silicon Valley giant Netflix has hiredWarner Bros.' veteran Kelly Bennett as its chief marketing officer.
Bennett worked for nine years at the Burbank studio, most recently as vice president...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 12:28 PM
Warner Bros.confirmed Monday that “The Dark Knight Rises” grossed $160.9 million in the United States and Canada from Friday through Sunday and an additional $88 million overseas in the first 17 countries where it debuted.
For the first...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Committing to the genre after years of fits and starts, Warner Bros. on Monday said it will produce one animated movie per year beginning in 2014.
Every other major studio in Hollywood has established an animation strategy in the past few years, with...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Following weak box office performances for re-releases of "Monsters, Inc.," "Finding Nemo" and "Beauty and the Beast" in 3-D, Walt Disney Studios has canceled plans for a 3-D "The Little Mermaid" in June.
The underwater animated hit from 1989 was...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 7:57 AM
A little over a year after his surprise departure from Walt Disney Co. as head of consumer products, Andy Mooney has been named chief executive of sports apparel company Quiksilver.
During his 11 years at Disney, Mooney was known for building the...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 7:20 AM
Higher attendance at its overseas theme parks and cruise lines as well as growth in the rates that cable and satellite companies pay to carry ESPN helped drive growth for Walt Disney Co. last quarter.
Revenue at the Burbank media giant -- which also...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 11:41 AM
Stan Lee Media, an Internet company that shut down more than a decade ago and has been mired in litigation ever since, has filed a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Walt Disney Co.
The complaint was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Colorado,...